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Is a Generator Worth the Cost?

If your area experiences frequent power outages, you may be trying to decide if a generator would be beneficial for your home. If you’re thinking a...
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4 Power Outage Safety Tips

As most power outages occur with little to no warning, it’s important to make sure you’re prepared at all times. A power outage can be caused by bo...
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Is Your Business Prepared for a Power Outage?

Every year, thousands of businesses experience power outages. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 70% of businesses will experien...
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Improving the Safety of Utility Workers

Repairing damaged power lines can be a dangerous job. Although the repairs utility workers make are essential, many types of damage are preventable...
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Best Ways to Ensure Power Outage Safety

Power outages can be quite the inconvenience, especially when they strike at unexpected times. While there are many causes of power outages, the tw...
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7 Electrical Safety Tips for Downed or Low-Hanging Power Lines

Power lines carry a substantial load of electric current—from generating plants to substations and eventually to residential homes and business pre...
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Power Outage Safety Tips for Homeowners

As a homeowner, you should be well-acquainted with the need for preventive maintenance to keep your home functional and safe. While preventive main...
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Safety Tips to Remember When Using a Power Generator

For those who live in more rural areas, you probably have your fair share of problems that aren't too common in a city. One such problem being less...
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What to Do with Substation Fires

Substation fires can be among the most intimidating destructive forces, and there are a number of ways they can get started, depending on the equip...
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Your Emergency Plan for a Winter Power Outage

There are many reasons why you might experience a power outage in the winter, from heavily iced lines to frantic squirrels and rodents running abou...
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Dangers of Power Lines

While many power lines now sit below ground, those above still pose significant risks. Not only are power lines susceptible to critters, like squir...
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3 Power Outage Recovery Tips to Safely Get Your Power Back

We've all had one of those days: you're at home, relaxing, when something with your power goes wrong. Maybe you were reading a book on the couch, o...
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